Weather to finally give New Yorkers a reprieve

Posted at 11:27 PM, Feb 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-19 23:27:09-05

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Skies will clear out and the fog will lift up tonight as high pressure comes will help bring in milder weather. Till then, we will still have to deal with the chilly temperatures tonight as the city will be end up in the low to mid 30s . With the ¼” of rain that we had today and the sub-freezing temperatures for the surrounding suburbs, black ice will continue be an issue.


Warm westerly winds will help temperatures rise into the upper 40s tomorrow. Some interior areas may actually end up in the 50s before a warm front approaches sparking a shower or two late in the day. Temperatures will hold steady or even rise Thursday night ahead of strong cold front.


Temperatures will top out in the lower 50s by Friday midday. During the afternoon, the cold front will pass giving us showers that will be capable of producing heavy downpours and even some thunderstorms. Areas down the Jersey shore could even get storms that will be on the severe side with the potential of damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.


Between now and then, the potential for roof collapse will be present. All that heavy snow and the rain today will cause stress on may roof tops. The rain on Friday will only exacerbate the problem as well. With the warmer temperatures another problem that could occur are ice jams. Some flooding could be the result along some of the small rivers and streams in our area.